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Why is getting stuck in the middle (=mixing the 3 types of competitive advantage) so problematic? Could an intelligent mix of these 3 be preferable? (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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  Gary Hawkins
 

Mixed strategy = unprofitable

If a firm does not dedicate itself to one of the 3 strategies by Porter, it will almost certainly suffer from poor profitability. Why? Because it will lose both the (many) customers who demand the lowest possible prices and the (fewer but very profitable) customers who are prepared to pay a premium price for the best offering in the market. Furthermore, the corporate structure, culture, reputation, marketing efforts, motivation systems, etc of firms with a mixed strategy are likely to be unfocused and ineffective.

  Magnus
 

Multiple business units

Porter mentioned that is is possible that firms create multiple seperate business units and can then realize multiple strategies.

  Jane
 

Three-circle analysis

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  David
 

Stuck in the middle is not so bad

From experience I think that practically 'stuck in (...)

  C J Jacobs
 

Stuck in the middle and environment

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  Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
 

Porter on Stuck in the Middle

In Competitive Advantage (p 17) Porter says: "A fi (...)

  Fereidoon, Student (MBA), Iran
 

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  Adeola Olisawo, Student (University), United Kingdom
 

Could 'Stuck in the Middle' Be Applied to Service Industry?

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